NOTICE TO MISSION PARTNERS
October 8, 2014: Updated CDS Trainings
Announcing updates to the Cross Domain Solutions (CDS) 101 and CDS Connection Approval Phases computer-based trainings (CBT) from the Enterprise Connection Division Mission Partner Training Program. Watch the trainings now, and join us on Tuesday, October 21, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. EST for live subject matter expert hosted CDS Training + Q&A sessions. Read more.
The DISN is the DoD consolidated worldwide enterprise-level telecommunications infrastructure that provides end-to-end information transfer network for supporting military operations. The enterprise-level networks are provided by DISA. For the most part, it is transparent to the joint force. The DISN facilitates the management of information resources, and is responsive to national security, as well as DoD needs. It provides Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) services to DoD installations and deployed forces. Those services include voice, data, and video, as well as enterprise services such as directories and messaging. DOD policy mandates the use of the DISN for wide area and metropolitan networks.
The Network Services Enterprise Connection Division consists of the Connection Approval Office, Defense Information Assurance Security Accreditation Working Group (DSAWG), Ports, Protocols, and Services Management (PPSM), and the Plans and Management Branch (P&M), which together, approve secure interoperable connections in support of the warfighter and mission partners for applications, information systems, and networks authorized to operate on the enterprise infrastructure. Read more in our brochure.
Use the DISN Connection Process Guide (CPG) to identify the actions required to complete the Connection Approval Process (CAP) package. A PDF of the current version of the DISN CPG is available for download.